Now that I reread this #xkcd I'm wondering what the last panel is referring to. I used to think it's about dedication to useless ideas, because advocating free software didn't work.
Now I got, that the gesture of playing the tiny violin also stands for money. Can anybody explain the joke to me?
Oh, it has an entirely different meaning
""One of them said he was upset when you talked about nasal sex with plants." I had actually demonstrated this perverse act with the bouquet on the table, at dinner the night before I was sent home. The plants were dead, although well preserved, so I was performing rhinophytonecrophilia on them. "